iPhone 4 reconditioned cost

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  1. judybarbara macrumors newbie

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    Am about to receive an iphone5 NEW from Apple as replacement for my reconditioned iphone4 that keeps having problems. The current phone, which is number 4 over 4 weeks, cannot get WiFi.
    However, I have to return the reconditioned one. I paid $208 AUS at an Apple store.
    Am keen to keep it for emergencies, can live with no WI FI.
    What is a fair price? Apple seem to think I have to pay for the new phone if I keep the old one. What do you think?
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Doesn't matter what you or anyone thinks.
    If you keep both then you will have to pay the amount that Apple advised you.
    You can't get a replacement phone and keep the old faulty phone too.
     
  3. judybarbara thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I want to BUY it. Don't want to keep it for nothing.
    Is it fair to have to pay for the new one ($700?) or fair to just pay for the reconditioned one again ($208)?

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    I want to be fair. Is it worth a fight?
    You CAN win an argument with Apple if you have a good case.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You cannot buy it.
    Part of their terms and conditions is when you get warranty replacement service you have to turn in your old defective device to them.
    They will not sell it to you no matter how much you argue.
    But you don't have to to believe me, just keep arguing with them and see how far you get.
     
  5. judybarbara thread starter macrumors newbie

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    They did say I could keep it for the cost of the new phone so you are wrong.
    I just asked if anyone thought that was fair or if I should buy the reconditioned one again.
     
  6. ItBeMe22 macrumors 6502

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    Yes keep that one and buy the recondition and that would be fair.
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    In other words you just buying a new phone for full price and you can do whatever you want with your old broken one.
    They're not replacing it under warranty and letting you keep the replacement and the broken one.
    Nothing is fair to you unless its free I guess...
     
  8. judybarbara thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks. That's what I am hoping for , will let you know what happens next week.
    Ciao.

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    I obviously can't get you to understand.
    Not wanting FREE atall.
    Have another read.
    Hoping to be able to pay $208 AUS for keeping reconditioned iphone4
    not the price of new iphone5.
     
  9. ItBeMe22 macrumors 6502

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    Well I understand you want your cake, and you want to eat it too.:D
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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